‘Fantastical Fashion’ exhibit set to open at Pickens County museum

PICKENS — Twelve-year-old Teagan Leamey, a homeschool student in Pickens County, has a new exhibit opening at the Pickens County Museum this week.

Leamey, who is a member of and frequently attends events at the museum with her family, has served as a junior intern at the museum this summer. One of her tasks was to create a new temporary exhibit for the museum. After sorting through artifacts in the collection with staff, Leamey chose to focus on fashion throughout the ages in an exhibit called “Fantastical Fashion.”

“I enjoy fashion quite a lot and like to research fashion history,” she said, “so I thought an exhibit about fashion would be fun.”

Her research has helped her not only learn more about historical fashion, but also about societal and cultural trends and how they change. She was surprised to learn, for example, that it used to be customary for people to forgo lavish weddings in favor of small, intimate ones so that they could spend their money on

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